Collie Kelso

by John Vance Cheney

John Vance Cheney

The rhythmic beating of his tail,

As though two hearts took turn about,

One thump inside, and then one out, —

Like all things earthly, it must fail.

Pacific gesture, made to span

The gap 'twixt animal and man,

Death stopt it. One last waggle; so

Went Kelso where the good dogs go.

Last updated January 14, 2019